Coventry Shocks: week1

Arrived to Coventry last week on the 23rd. This post is about the things that have surprised me since arriving 🙂 They’re not much or major, since I had known British culture well before-hand.

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[incomplete] Tricks and Treason – In the Footsteps of the Prophet

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In this chapter, two tribes betray the Prophet and receive punishment: Banu Nadir and Banu Qurayzah. The battle of the Moat (al khandaq) occurs; despite the great danger that the Muslims were subjected to, they managed to win using smart war tactics. [The summary of this chapter is incomplete]

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The Bastard of Istanbul – A Quick Review

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

… some among the Armenians in the Diaspora would never want the Turks to recognize the genocide. If they do so, they’ll pull the rug out from under our feet and take the strongest bond that unites us. Just like the Turks have been in the habit of denying their wrongdoing, the Armenians have been in the habit of savoring the cocoon of victim hood. Apparently, there are some old habits that need to be changed on both sides.

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